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even be making him stronger. today, vice president joe biden said the administration's going to continue to make gun safety a priority. >> i know you've come to talk about a broad range of very important, challenging issues that are facing each of your cities and towns. as important as they all are today we have a more urgent and immediate call. and that is how to deal with the epidemic of gun violence in america. >> jennifer: so even though the public is behind gun safety measures broadly there is still this little matter of getting legislation through congress. house republicans are for a fight. they very well might win. they still do control the house afterall. even if reasonable republicans support pragmatic gun measures, when those reasonable republicans stay quiet the extremists speak for the party. here's, for example representative steve stockman, responding to the president's press conference. >> if he thinks these bills are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question
. joe biden yesterday. >> we speak for those we lost. if we speak for our children and our families, if we have the courage to do what is the right thing to do then -- then we'll have the most powerful voice, and we, you, the citizens will change the nation. >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] hi. go ahead. >> caller: 5% of the gun violence in this country are committed by people who have mental health issues, but it seems like we're taking 95% of the blame. my greatest fear is separating privacy right from mental health, forcing doctors to report. you are then taken in front of a doctor hired by the state, diagnosed as being mentally ill, and then put in an institution. you may not have ever committed a crime, and the doctor just might feel like you could be violent. >> stephanie: right. the argument i have heard is people aren't going to get help because they are afraid of certain things. i get what you are saying too, as we say over and over the vast majority of mentally ill people won't do this but this could have been flagged. it could have prevented some of th
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